Afghanistan: Small to Medium-Sized Hydropower Development Project

Sovereign Project | 39078-012

Summary

The objective of the Project is to facilitate essential investments required for power sector development in Afghanistan and invest in underserved and off grid areas, mobilizing local resource (small to medium hydropower) for maximum community benefits. The TA study will review existing hydropower assessment work and prepare a project suitable for external financing.

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Project Name Small to Medium-Sized Hydropower Development Project
Project Number 39078-012
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4662-AFG: Small to Medium-Sized Hydropower Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Large hydropower generation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The objective of the Project is to facilitate essential investments required for power sector development in Afghanistan and invest in underserved and off grid areas, mobilizing local resource (small to medium hydropower) for maximum community benefits. The TA study will review existing hydropower assessment work and prepare a project suitable for external financing.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Support to the energy sector is a major intervention to achieve economic progress through infrastructure development. Both physical investment support and sector reform are necessary so that the benefits from economic growth will accrue to the poor. The development of small and medium hydropower will benefit the poor.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Kabul, Afghanistan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services International consultants will be engaged for a total of 20 person-months and domestic consultants for 25 person-months. The consulting team will be selected and engaged through a firm in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants, and other procedures acceptable to ADB for the selection and engagement of domestic consultants. The simplified technical proposal format and quality-and cost-based selection will be used.
Responsible ADB Officer Nariman Mannapbekov
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Energy and WaterEngr Zia Gul Saljuki, General Director, PlanningDarulman, Kabul Afghanistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2005
Fact Finding 06 Jul 2005 to 12 Jul 2005
MRM -
Approval 03 Oct 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 02 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 29 Aug 2007

TA 4662-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Oct 2005 10 Nov 2005 10 Nov 2005 20 May 2006 20 May 2007 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 03 Oct 2005 779,941.21

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